The RasPiO® Duino is a small plug-on board for Raspberry Pi. It has similar functionality to an Arduino Uno, but is fully programmable from the Raspberry Pi. Once programmed, it can be removed from the Pi and used on its own.
It can also be used interactively with the Pi. The Pi’s GPIO ports are also broken out on the board as well. There’s a 72 point prototyping area, with GND, 3V3 and 5V rails, where you can add your own components.
As with other RasPiO® boards, all the ports are clearly labelled and there are lots of options. Each of the useful pins on the ATMega are broken out to a cluster of three holes. Male and female headers are provided, so you can connect whatever you like to your RasPiO® Duino.
Please Note – RasPiO® Duino is an easy, low-cost introduction to Arduino programming on the Raspberry Pi and comes in a kit form (soldering required)
- RasPiO® Duino Assembly Guide
- RasPiO® Duino Software Setup Video
- RasPiO® Duino Full User Guide & Arduino Programming Instructions
How Long to Build and Get Going?
RasPiO® Duino takes about 30 minutes to build, if you’ve done some soldering before.
Once built, the software installation on the Pi (internet connection needed) will take about another 15 minutes, then you should be ready to go.
There’s an LED on pin 13, so the standard ‘blink’ sketch should work unchanged, once you’ve set everything up. Full instructions and some examples are provided on Github.
Price: £ 12